Might as well try it. The drug war isn’t working. To be honest, I didn’t expect to see anything like this tried in America for quite a while. But I do know that putting people in jail rarely has any effect on their drug use. Even if they can’t get drugs in lock-up, they start using again as soon as they’re let out. I’ve seen this happen over and over. People who have drug problems need treatment, not criminal records and jail time.